The Ocean Accounts Framework is a conceptual framework designed to enhance the consistency, comparability and coherence of ocean-related maps, data, statistics, and indicators across social, environmental and economic domains. The Framework describes:

  • Interactions between the ocean economy and the ocean environment.
  • The stocks and changes in stocks (flows) of ocean assets (natural capital) that provide benefits to people.
  • The social and governance factors affecting the status and condition of environmental assets and associated benefits.
  • Guidance on ocean economy satellite accounting.

The Ocean Accounts Framework draws on the following international frameworks and standards concerning data and statistics:

For more information, please see section 1.1 and 1.2 of the Technical Guidance.